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Old 03-22-2018, 09:33 AM
 
Location: St. Louis
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St. Louis region falls out of the Top 20 metros in the U.S. | Political Fix | stltoday.com

...metro as a whole gained slightly.
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Old 03-22-2018, 10:06 AM
 
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It's not really news, but it does highlight how ridiculous it is that we're expanding our infrastructure and geographical footprint while our population (and tax base) is essentially flat. Lack of growth isn't inherently a bad thing, but growing your metro without growing your population is a financial train-wreck.
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Old 03-22-2018, 01:33 PM
 
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People are spreading out more in the other nearby counties.
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Old 03-22-2018, 03:57 PM
 
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It's not really news, but it does highlight how ridiculous it is that we're expanding our infrastructure and geographical footprint while our population (and tax base) is essentially flat. Lack of growth isn't inherently a bad thing, but growing your metro without growing your population is a financial train-wreck.
Democrats running STL for 60 years,this is merely the end result.
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Old 03-22-2018, 07:14 PM
 
Location: Saint Louis, MO
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People are spreading out more in the other nearby counties.
The spread to nearby counties doesn't really matter for the purposes of this list, because they define the Metro as 14 counties + the City. So it factors in St Charles, Jefferson, etc.
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Old 03-22-2018, 07:16 PM
 
Location: Saint Louis, MO
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It's not really news, but it does highlight how ridiculous it is that we're expanding our infrastructure and geographical footprint while our population (and tax base) is essentially flat. Lack of growth isn't inherently a bad thing, but growing your metro without growing your population is a financial train-wreck.
Could not agree more.
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Old 03-22-2018, 08:02 PM
 
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Poor planning. With the Mississippi River on one side, and a bunch of teeny tiny suburbs on the other three sides, why on earth are all those tiny suburbs that surround St. Louis were allowed to stunt the city's growth is beyond me. They should have been annexed by the City of St Louis over a hundred years ago. Those little suburbs would barely exist in the 1st place if not for St. Louis. The population of St. Louis should be close to a million, instead of about a little more than 250,000. Does St Louis even have any professional sports teams left besides the Cardinals?
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Old 03-22-2018, 09:48 PM
 
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It's not really news, but it does highlight how ridiculous it is that we're expanding our infrastructure and geographical footprint while our population (and tax base) is essentially flat. Lack of growth isn't inherently a bad thing, but growing your metro without growing your population is a financial train-wreck.
I think it is newsworthy. The City continues to lose population (that was supposed to end years ago), the County lost after 5 years of slight growth, and St. Charles County continues to grow albeit at a slower rate.
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Old 03-22-2018, 10:24 PM
 
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I don't want to see explosive growth from people moving from other states and immigration. That would make Missouri less red and more liberal.

States in the region with slower growth like Missouri, Tennessee, Arkansas, Kentucky, Kansas stay deep red while states like Virginia are now solid democrap.

Here In Floriduh I will say this state seems a lot more liberal than Missouri. Especially when it comes to stuff like guns and gay marriage for example. People are a lot more progressive down here now. We have been having an influx of New England Yankees and immigrants down here which makes the state more moderate.

Our republicans here in FL are a lot more moderate than Missouri. We can't even get licensed open carry pass down here and now they're trying to ban assault weapons here.

That garbage would never pass in Missouri. Missouri keeps trying to loosen gun laws while FL does not.

Trump won MO by almost 19 points, just over 1 point here in FL.
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Old 03-23-2018, 12:18 AM
 
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Poor planning. With the Mississippi River on one side, and a bunch of teeny tiny suburbs on the other three sides, why on earth are all those tiny suburbs that surround St. Louis were allowed to stunt the city's growth is beyond me. They should have been annexed by the City of St Louis over a hundred years ago. Those little suburbs would barely exist in the 1st place if not for St. Louis. The population of St. Louis should be close to a million, instead of about a little more than 250,000. Does St Louis even have any professional sports teams left besides the Cardinals?
The city is still over 300k and yes there is the blues hockey team. The city has never been over a million and would be one congested rat hole if it was. 500k with 4 to 5 million in the metro would be great.
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